Stephanie from Crafting in the Rain decided to give her famhouse-style clock a new look in Vanilla Frosting to match her kitchen’s decor! Read all about how she did it right here.

For today’s project I took a step away from actual furniture and went after the clock hanging in my kitchen. We’ve had this clock for probably 9 years now, and it’s been in 4 different houses, always in a different location. After we painted the walls in this house I thought it would be fun to give it a bright white and distressed look.

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So if you have a large, dark clock like this and want to transform it to a farmhouse style clock, here’s how you do it.

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Start by painting two coats of Vanilla Frosting over the outside of the clock. You can try taking it apart if you want, but I just went for it. I was really careful around the clear plastic and just wiped off a couple of mistakes after it was dry.

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After the second coat has dried about an hour, take a damp cloth and start rubbing the paint away to let the dark show through.

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Since the clock will be in the kitchen, I wanted the wax finish to protect it a little more for when I need to wipe of the sticky dust that accumulates over a stove. I let the paint dry overnight and the next morning I wiped on some Natural Wax and then buffed it with a clean, lint-free cloth.

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So what do you think? Do you like the dark or the light version better?


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Stephanie {Crafting in the Rain}

Hi, I’m Stephanie Paxman. My husband and our 3 kids live in the Pacific Northwest (that’s where the “Crafting in the Rain” name comes from.) It’s beautifully green here, but that means it rains a lot too. I’ve been blogging since 2011 about everything from kids crafts to home décor to DIY. I love chocolate, and color. I hope my projects give you some good ideas!

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